Widespread in swamps, Carex secta is a tussock-forming sedge. Its drooping leaves are rough and can cut the skin.
There are about 60 known species of Carex in New Zealand’s wetlands – some are hard to distinguish unless they are flowering or in seed (inset).
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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photographs by Peter Johnson
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